greatcoat

[ greyt-koht ]
/ ˈgreɪtˌkoʊt /

noun Chiefly British.

a heavy overcoat.

Origin of greatcoat

First recorded in 1655–65; great + coat
Related formsgreat·coat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for greatcoat

greatcoat

/ (ˈɡreɪtˌkəʊt) /

noun

a heavy overcoat, now worn esp by men in the armed forces
Derived Formsgreatcoated, adjective
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Word Origin and History for greatcoat

greatcoat


n.

"large, heavy overcoat," 1660s, from great + coat (n.).

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